Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler rematch set for O2

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Carl Froch’s super-middleweight blockbuster against Mikkel Kessler will take place at London’s O2 Arena on 25 May.

Promoter Eddie Hearn worked tirelessly to bring the re-match to the UK after Froch lost a contentious decision on his Danish rival’s home turf nearly three years ago.

It had been hoped that a football stadium such as Nottingham Forest’s City Ground or Notts County’s Meadow Lane may have staged the contest 
but, instead, it will take place at the popular 20,000-capacity Greenwich venue as reported last month.

Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn has described securing the fight as the highlight of his career so far. “I think it’s the 
biggest feather in my cap as a promoter, bringing a fight like this to the UK,” he said. “I’m proud to have done it and I’m delighted for Carl, because he deserves it. He can now avenge that loss and leave a real legacy for British boxing because I believe he’s one of the all-time greats and a win against Kessler will put him right up there.”